Beating Retreat Ceremony – UPSC Prelims

Beating Retreat Ceremony: The Beating Retreat ceremony is organized every year after the Republic Day Celebration on January 29. The programme is organized in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Road. The ceremony marks a centuries old military tradition, when the troops ceased fighting, sheathed their arms and withdrew from the battlefield and returned to the …

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Judaism is one of the oldest religions of the world, evolved in Egypt about 3,700 years ago. It believes in the unity and oneness of universal Creator. Judaism is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people. Jews have been living in India for over 2,000 years ever since they first landed …

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Donyi-Polo Religion

Donyi-Polo is an Animist religion, literally meaning “Sun-Moon” (where, sun is the female energy, and moon being the male). It is followed by many of the tribal groups of Arunachal Pradesh, India like the Galos, Adis, Apatanis, Nishis, Hill Miris, Mishings. The followers of Donyi-Poloism worship a variety of gods and goddesses that enliven nature.

Magahi language

Magahi language Magahi language also known as Magadhi is language spoken in Bihar-Jharkhand region of eastern India. It has been derived from ancient language Magadhi Prakrit, spoken in ancient kingdom of Magadha. It is believed to be the language spoken by Gautama Buddha. It was official language of the Mauryan court, in which edicts of …

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Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara Festival

It is a major Tribal Festival held bi-annually in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district to honour the twin goddesses Sammakka and her daughter Sarakka. Central government is likely to declare Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara a national festival. Union government had in 2015 declared Vanaj, a tribal dance and music festival, as national festival. Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara held by forest dwelling Koya tribe of Telangana and surrounding States, is the biggest …

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